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Frequently asked questions about the Alt fashion Directory.

Q) What is the Alt fashion Directory?

A) The Alt Fashion directory launched back in 2007 as a sister site to Alt Fashion. A place where you can find hundreds of UK based alternative web shops and shops linked up, categorized by their alternative style, or location for shops.

Q) Where can I find alternative clothing shops in my city?

A) Simply click on our UK shops by area tab to find shops near you. For example for alternative shops in Leeds you'll want to click on our North England page and scroll down to find our listings for Leeds.

Alternatively, you'll also find our handy map on each regional listing page, simply click on the map to zoom in and view shops by location.

Q) How can I find alternative clothing in my size/fit?

A) We've made things easier for you by adding our small and plus size sub sections to each main style category. For example if you wanted to find plus sized gothic clothing simply click on the Gothic category and you'll find our plus size section in the drop down menu.

Here you'll find clothing from shops that go beyond a mere size 16 in our plus size categories, as well as shops that stock clothing in xs - size 4-6 in our small categories. We know ourselves how frustrating it can be finding companies that don't offer a genuine selection of plus or small sized clothing, so we've made sure that we only list those shops who go above and beyond to cater for a wide range of sizes with their clothing ranges.

Q) Where can I find alternative kids clothing?

A) Much like with the rest of our main style categories, we've also added a sub section for kids clothing to make it even easier to find the perfect items for your kids.

Q) I'm looking for Special Effects/Manic Panic.. hair dye, where can I buy it from in the UK?

A) To view a wide range of alternative cosmetics brands available here in the UK simply visit our Cosmetics section, where you'll find sub sections for both alternative hair dye and make up.

We've grouped up shops by the very brands that you know and love, so you can find UK stockists for Manic Panic or Special Effects dye with ease, and even some new brands you may have not found before!

Q) Why isn't my local shop/favourite site listed?

A) We try to keep our directory site as up to date as possible, but no site is 100% perfect. That's where our readers come in to help us along with their recommendations for our directory, if your favourite shop is missing from our site simply get in touch with the details and we'll get them listed!

Q) How do I add my shop/site to your directory?

A) If your alternative shop isn't yet listed on our directory site, simply get in touch with the details and we'll get you listed as soon as is possible.

As always, our directory is solely dedicated to alternative shops and sites based within the UK only, so we presently don't link up sites that are based outside of the UK; or sites that we feel are not alternative in nature. As such, any requests for directory listings from such sites that are not alternative, or are not suitable for our directory, will unfortunately be rejected.

Q) Will you be expanding the directory to include Worldwide/European listings?

A) At the present time we unfortunately won't be expanding our directory outside of the UK, we are aware there is plenty of interest for a worldwide version of our directory, but we unfortunately don't have the time/resources to branch out just yet.